(Province of Bloemfontein)


The Immaculate Heart of Mary

Right Reverend Bishop Abel Gabuza 1

Right Reverend Bishop Abel Gabuza
Appointed Bishop on 23rd December 2010 and Ordained Bishop on 19th March 2011

20 Dalham Road, PO Box 309, Kimberley 8300

Tel: (053) 831 1861/2
Fax: (053) 831 1863


Separated from the Vicariate of natal 1st June 1886, the Diocese of Kimberley, established 11 January 1951, is the North of Orange River and comprises territory in the northern part of the Cape Province. The civil districts in the Northern Cape are: Barkly West, hay, Herbert, Kuruman, Mafikeng, Taung, Vryburg. The section of Botswana which is south of the Tropic of Capricorn (comprising the civil districts of Lobatse, Gaborone, Molepolole, part of Serowe and Tsabong) was detached from Kimberley Diocese on 24 April 1959.

Area: 123 082 sq. km.

Total Pop: + 1 970 000

Cath. Pop: 121,050


Vicar General
Fr Andrew Wolf

Finance Committee
Frs A. Wolfe, P. Walungama. Norma Mafela, Kagiso Mogamisi

Adminstrative Councillors

Jack Ward, Theo Hodgson, Eddie Thompson

Frs A. Wolfe, B. Seane, M.M. Muwonge, P. Walungama, O. Sakhia, M. Mosobela

Director of Pontifical Mission Societies
Fr. Mamerto Muteekwa Muwonge
PO Box 336 Barkly West 8375

Bishops’ Lenten Appeal
Fr. Mamerto Muteekwa Muwonge
PO Box 336 Barkly West 8375

Vocational Director
Fr. S.B. Seane
PO Box 31, Kimberley 8300

Prison Chaplaincies
– Kimberley: Sr Angela Sutton OP
St Boniface, Kimberley
– Mafikeng: Fr Karl Meindl OMI
St Mary’s Mafikeng

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